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May 27, 2024 - May 31, 2024

Geneva & Online, Switzerland

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)+20 Forum High-Level Event

The WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event will mark a significant milestone of twenty years of progress made in the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society, which took place in two phases — Geneva in 2003 and Tunis in 2005. Twenty years ago WSIS set the framework for global digital cooperation with a vision to build people-centric, inclusive, and development-oriented information and knowledge societies.

The WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event will serve as a platform for multistakeholder discussions with the objective to take stock of the achievements and key trends, challenges and opportunities since the Geneva Plan of Action in 2003.

The WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event is scheduled to be held from 27 to 31 May 2024, co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD and co-hosted by ITU and the Swiss Confederation, with the support of remote participation.

29 May, 2024

Oxford and Online, United Kingdom

Securing Cyberspace: A Conversation with Dean Bobby Chesney and Professor Ciaran Martin

Governments and private companies around the world face a growing number of cyber security threats and attacks that are expected to increase in frequency, severity, and complexity in the coming years.

Yet despite shared concern about the evolving cyber threat landscape, and a general consensus about the applicability of existing international law to the cyber context, global efforts to regulate cyberspace have struggled to keep pace.

Robert (Bobby) Chesney, Dean of the University of Texas School of Law and James A Baker Chair III in the Rule of Law and World Affairs at UT, joins Professor Ciaran Martin at the Blavatnik School to discuss emerging trends in cyber security and pathways towards strengthening international law protections in cyberspace.

This event is the keynote session of a closed-door roundtable held at the Blavatnik School in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin.

May 29, 2024 - May 31, 2024

Marrakech, Morocco

GITEX Africa

GITEX Africa features every major technology player, trend, and vertical, and it covers sectors including smart cities, cybersecurity, the data economy, mobility, healthcare, and telecoms.

28 - 31 May 2024

Tallinn, Estonia

CyCon the 16th International Conference on Cyber Conflict

The annual International Conference on Cyber Conflict, CyCon, hosted by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence addresses the most relevant issues concerning the cyber defence community.

This multidisciplinary conference and community-building event, connects practitioners with academia, government and military with industry, early career professionals and senior managers.

Decision-makers, opinion-leaders, law and technology experts of nearly 50 countries meet at CyCon to address current cyber security challenges in an interdisciplinary manner.

29 - 31 May 2023

Kigali, Rwanda

eLearning Africa – 17th International Conference & Exhibition on Digital Education, Training & Skills Development

The eLearning Africa annual conference and exhibition, which was established in 2005, is the largest and most comprehensive knowledge sharing event for digital education, training and skills on the African continent.

It is a global forum for everyone with an interest in education, training and skills development in Africa. In the past years it has offered thousands of professionals in education, training and development invaluable insights into the evolving world of technology learning.

The 17th Edition of eLearning Africa will be held from 29 – 31 May, 2024 in Kigali, the booming capital city of Rwanda at the Kigali Convention Center. The theme, "Education Fuels Innovation, Investment Amplifies Skills," articulates the essential roles of education and skills in national investment and innovation.

31 May, 2024

Geneva & Online, Switzerland

AI and the Future of Cyber Capacity Building – Session 162 WSIS+20 High-Level Event

Understanding the Opportunities, Risks, and Threats
Artificial Intelligence is changing the digital landscape, and nowhere more so than in relation to security and cyber capacity building. This session, which also serves as a meeting of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) Working Group on Emerging Technologies, is an opportunity to delve more deeply into the opportunities, threats, and risks created by AI for those in the cyber capacity building space.

Key questions to drive the conversation include:

What opportunities does AI create for improving cyber capacity and security? Are there examples already in play?
What risks are created or exacerbated by AI? How do cyber capacity building efforts need to evolve to address these risks?
Are the current approaches to cyber capacity building up to the challenge? Or do we need to look at new approaches or new kinds of collaboration?
Are there specific groups or countries at greater risk from AI-enabled or AI-enhanced threats? Are there capacity gaps that may grow to be significant dangers in the future?
The session will feature interventions by speakers from governments, the private sector, and capacity building professionals. We look forward to an interactive session with those onsite and those joining remotely, and will reserve space for a broader discussion for all stakeholders.

June 3, 2024 - Jun 5, 2024

Dallas, Texas, United States

NICE Conference & Expo: Strengthening Ecosystems

This year’s conference theme “Strengthening Ecosystems: Aligning Stakeholders to Bridge the Cybersecurity Workforce Gap” highlights the collective effort to strengthen the cybersecurity landscape. By joining forces with key partners, we can foster a more robust cybersecurity ecosystem to bridge the workforce gap.

9th-14th June 2024

Fukuoka, Japan

36th FIRST Annual Conference

The FIRST annual conference provides a forum for sharing goals, ideas, and information on how to improve computer security on a global scale.

This yearʼs annual conference will be held June 9-14, 2024 Fukuoka, Japan with a virtual option

27 Jun, 2024

Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford Cyber Forum

Oxford Cyber Forum, a day-long event created through a partnership between the European Cyber Conflict Research Initiative (ECCRI) and the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. This forum serves as a crucial platform for dialogue among government officials, academics, and private sector leaders on the evolving landscape of cyber conflict and security.

The Oxford Cyber Forum will consider a number of themes, including the cyber aspects of the Ukraine-Russia war and the Israel-Hamas war, assessing their implications for future cyber warfare. The discussion will highlight NATO’s role in cybersecurity and its strategic responses to threats. It will also cover the critical role of public-private partnerships in strengthening cybersecurity and the exploration of new technologies, including AI, in advancing cyber defense. The forum will additionally tackle the growing threat of ransomware, discussing effective prevention and recovery strategies, to round out a focused exploration of current and future cybersecurity challenges.

8th-12th July 2024

New York, United States

Eight substantive session: Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) on security of and in the use of information and communications technologies